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An Olympics like no other, Tokyo perseveres to host Games

TOKYO (AP) — It's an Olympics like no other — and the Tokyo Games are surely that — but this is an event that has persevered through wars, boycotts and now a pandemic over its 12...

'Sad story': An injured Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams bit her upper lip. She held her left hand over her mouth and tried to hold back tears while getting ready to serve. It was the first set of ...

Welcome back, Wimbledon: Slam returns to rain, fans, upsets

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Monday, two years minus two weeks from the last time a meaningful match was played at Wimbledon, a voice blared over the loudspeakers: &ldquo...

Excited tennis fans return to Wimbledon after 1-year break

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Cheery fans, dreary skies. Wimbledon is back after a one-year hiatus and the gray, overcast weather felt right at home at an event notorious for its rain de...

Olympics return to antiquity at the 2004 Athens Games

When the Olympics returned to Athens in 2004, they also returned to antiquity. The men's and women's marathon races started in the actual town of Marathon, near the ancient battlefie...

Nurmi set 2 Olympic records within an hour at 1924 Games

Less than an hour after setting an Olympic record in the 1,500-meter race at the 1924 Paris Games, Paavo Nurmi set an Olympic record in the 5,000. Two races and two gold medals in on...

Paris Olympics in 1924 set stage for Hollywood endings

There was a soon-to-be Hollywood star in the pool, and a soon-to-be Hollywood ending on the track at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Johnny Weissmuller, the American swimmer who went on to ...

Ewry begins Olympic career with 3 titles in 1 day in Paris

Largely forgotten despite his incredible tally of gold medals, Ray Ewry began one of the greatest Olympic careers in history at the 1900 Paris Games. The American jumper excelled in ...

Paris hosts 1900 Olympics, even though many didn't know it

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the ...

11 o'clock and all's silent on Wimbledon's would-be Day 1

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When the clock struck 11 a.m. at the All England Club, there was silence. Not because a player dressed all in white was about to whack a serve on one of Wim...

AP Interview: 33 sports vote unanimously on Olympic dates

ROME (AP) — Despite some early differences of opinion, the 33 sports that make up the Summer Olympic program voted unanimously on Monday to delay the Tokyo Games by a full year. Mome...

Bad weather leads to some high scores at British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too. But the adverse conditions on the final da...

Lee Westwood has up-and-down round at British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Lee Westwood's relaxed approach to the British Open had its ups and downs on Saturday — up to the top of leaderboard on the front nine and down a rabbit hole on the b...

WORLD SPORTS at 2300 GMT

TOP STORIES: GLF--BRITISH OPEN PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Shane Lowry of Ireland birdied four of his opening five holes on his way to a 4-under 67 and shared the ...

The usual crowd support saw an unusual score for Woods

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush. They couldn't help his sore...